Sep 2, 2010 8:00pm EDT
. >> thank you, ted. it's great to be here with larry, barry and terry. thank you all for watching us tonight. i have -- done so much. i just cannot believe that we have changed everything since i've become your governor in the last 600 days. arizona has been brought back from its abyss. we have cut the budget. we have balanced the budget and we are moving forward. we have done everything that we could possibly do. we have -- did what was right for arizona. i will tell you that i really did the very best that anyone could do. >> since i behad come -- unfortunately for brewer that ten-second period of silence might have been her most effective use of time all night. her claim of a balanced budget was false. brewer's democratic opponent took her to task for the budget lie. he also went after the governor for her anti-immigrant fear mongering over the summer when she was claiming they needed sb-1070 to prevent beheadings in the desert. >> which beheadings were you referring to? >> law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert, either buried or lying out there that have been beheaded.
Sep 29, 2010 4:00am EDT
, giving us a glimpse of an even more obstructionist republican party, one fully under the command of its tea party extremist masters. the south carolina senator's warning and demand was sent to all 99 of his colleagues that he would place a hold on all legislation that had not been hot lined by the close of business today. hotlining is a routine practice. it's used by the leaders of both parties for legislation has virtually unanimous support. for example, as of this past august, 372 bills had passed the house, many of them unanimously according to think progress. but none of those bills have passed in the senate. the senate's hotlining alleviates some of the unnecessary backlog. telling politico.com his staff has reviewed 40 to 50 bills both parties want to clear by unanimous consent before it adjourns this week. senator demint claims he's looking for bills that have price tags and are not paid for. a spokesman for harry reid responded "i wonder what minority leader mcconnell thinks about minority leader demint's declaration. one thing i know for sure if their conference continues to fo